About Us

Grants Works is your grant consulting partner. Our mission is to help organizations, educational institutions and businesses successfully find, obtain, manage, and comply with federal and other government grants that positively impact people and communities. Our services help organizations strengthen their capacity to compete for grants, secure funding for programs, services, and innovation, and integrate systems-based grant management processes into their operations.

Our team has expertise in each area of the grant lifecycle and has managed grants from the perspectives of the recipient, subrecipient, pass-through entity, and a federal agency. In 2021, we launched Grants Works Academy, an online source of “recipient-centered,” on demand training about becoming grant ready, finding, managing and complying with federal grants. Training can be accessed by course or by joining the Federal Grants Simplified Membership.

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“Patrice was very professional and knowledgeable. She provided the action plan and held the team accountable for meeting the deadlines. She was very helpful answering questions, walking us through the grant process and requirements, offering additional trainings, providing reference materials and sample policies. “


Larissa Korniychuk, Xilis

“Grants Works provided us valuable support for pulling together a proposal that involved 30+ individuals spread over 15 entities, and required a large number of items to be prepared in very specific formats. They did all this in the space of less than 10 weeks with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in between. We could not have managed it without their help.”

Ramu Ramachandran, Louisiana Tech University

“Appreciate your support in building a training program and ensuring our needs were met throughout the project!”

Melissa Bennett, CDC Foundation

“Overall – I believe we are all satisfied with the rigor, details and recommendations within the report and look forward to connecting.”

Tim Calabrese, Mass Audubon

“Thank you Patrice! The trainings have been great.  Very well put together so that people can understand the content which is not easy to get across in [a] way that is absorbable!”

Arlene Ajami, United Way of Western Connecticut

“Patrice, thank you for all of the work you did to shepard this process. You were consistently calm and wise even when grants.gov was infuriating. Your knowledge of the federal grants process was invaluable. We could not have put together this quality of proposal on our own. Thank you for all of the care and attention you put into the myriad forms and all of our budgets. Having you there to answer questions and talk things through was incredibly helpful to me and made this process so much more manageable than if we had to try to do this on our own. Please thank the rest of your team for us.”

Kristen Stelljes, NECEC

Meet Our Founder

Patrice Davis

Grants Works and Grants Works Academy were founded by Patrice Davis, a grant professional with 15 years of direct experience. After 10 years in the advertising and marketing industries, she changed careers and started applying for and managing federal and other government grants at national and local nonprofit organizations and a top research university. She was also a public health analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At CDC, she evaluated non-technical variables of grant continuation applications and coordinated reverse site visits for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and II grantees. She has successfully managed primary and sub-awards from 18 local, state, and federal agencies and subagencies

Meet Our Team

Patrese Nelson, PhD

Lead Grant Consultant.

10+ years of grant management, accounting and audit experience.

Jessie Adala, MEP

Special Projects Manager.

Projects Manager. 5+ years of program and data management experience; manages special projects.

Michelle Jiang, BS

Executive Assistant.

Michelle is a future medical student and executive assistant extraordinaire.


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